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🍁 Ecology / Mātai Hauropi 🍁

Slides / Ngā Kirita🔗

  1. Relationships and Energy (Slides, PDF)
  2. Food Chains & Webs (Slides, PDF)
  3. Micro-Organisms (Slides, PDF)
  4. Environmental Factors (Slides, PDF)
  5. Adaptations (Slides, PDF)
  6. Carbon Cycle (Slides, PDF)
  7. Impact of Humans (Slides, PDF)
  8. Vocabulary (Slides, PDF)
  9. Revision & Assessment Tips (Slides, PDF)

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Learning Outcomes / Ngā Whāinga Ako

  1. Characteristics of Living Things
    1. Recall MRS GREN.
    2. Define the terms and give examples of abiotic and biotic factors that affect organisms
    3. Define the terms habitat and niche
  2. Communities
    1. Put a series of organisms into a food chain and explain the flow of energy
    2. Classify living things as producers, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores or decomposers
    3. Define a community and how it relates to both living things and the area that they live in
  3. Adaptations
    1. Define and list some structural, behavioural and physiological adaptation for different plants and animals
    2. Relate an organisms adaptations back to its niche
  4. Micro-organisms
    1. Describe the structure of bacteria and Fungi, labelling the important structures
    2. Describe how bacterial feed by extra-cellular digestion
    3. Describe the role and importance of decomposers in an ecosystem

Unit Plan / Mahere Kōwae

Akoranga 1 ()Akoranga 2 ()Akoranga 3 ()Akoranga 4 ()
T1 W11. Intro 12. Intro 23. Symbiotic Relationships4. Food Chains
T1 W25. Food Chains & Webs6. Pond Tūhura7. Decomposers 18. Decomposers 2
T1 W39. Review/Catch-up10. Biotic & Abiotic Factors11. Adaptations 112. Adaptations 2
T1 W413. Carbon Cycle 114. Carbon Cycle 215. Impact of Humans 116. Impact of Humans 2
T1 W517. Revision 118. Revision 219. Revision 320. TEST

Lesson Plans / Ngā Mahere Akoranga

  1. Intro 1

  2. Intro 2

  3. Symbiotic Relationships

    • Whakaritenga
      • Assign EP task on The Five Kingdoms
    • Ngā Whāinga Ako
      1. Recall MRS GREN
      2. Classify living things as herbivores, carnivores, omnivores
    • Notes
      • Slides: Relationships & Energy
    • Task/Ngohe
      • Education Perfect task + making notes
  4. Food Chains

    • Whakaritenga
      • Print cluster activity
    • Ngā Whāinga Ako
      1. Put a series of organisms into a food chain and explain the flow of energy
      2. Classify living things as producers, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores or decomposers
    • Notes
    • Task/Ngohe
    • Whakamātau/Whakakite
  5. Food Chains and Webs

    • Whakaritenga
      • Print mix-and-match activity
      • Schedule the food web activity on Google Classroom
      • Assign EP task on Producers and Impact of Humans on NZ wildlife as homework/mahi kāinga.
    • Te Whāinga Ako: Define a community and how it relates to both living things and the area that they live in.
    • Notes: From akoranga 3 in the Food Chains & Webs slides.
    • Task/Ngohe: Mix and match activity (mahi tuatahi)
  6. Pond Tūhura

    • Whakaritenga
      • Book experiment on Riskassess
      • Schedule pond tūhura on Classroom.
    • Whakamātau/Whakakite: Pond Tūhura
  7. Decomposers 1

  8. Decomposers 2

  9. Review/Catch-Up

    • Whakaritenga
      • Bring A3 page for each student
      • Need colour pens/pencils
    • Ngā Whāinga Ako:
      • Start making revision materials for the topic test
    • Notes:
    • Task/Ngohe:
      • Use A3 page, notes and all resources to start a mind-map
    • Whakamātau/Whakakite:
  10. Biotic & Abiotic Factors

  11. Adaptations 1

    • Te Whāinga Ako: Define and list some structural, behavioural and physiological adaptation for different plants and animals.
    • Notes: First half of the adaptations slides
    • Tūhura
  12. Adaptations 2

    • Te Whāinga Ako: Relate an organisms adaptations back to its niche
    • Notes: Second half of the adaptations slides
    • Task/Ngohe:
  13. Carbon Cycle 1

    • Te Whāinga Ako: Describe the role and importance of decomposers in an ecosystem
    • Notes: First half of Carbon Cycle slides
    • Task/Ngohe:
      • There is a few recall/work in pairs questions throughout the class
  14. Carbon Cycle 2

  15. Impact of Humans 1

    • Whakaritenga:
      • Bring A3 pages
      • Bring colouring pens + pencils
    • Te Whāinga Ako: Use your knowledge of ecology to produce a poster explaining the impact of humans on the ecosystem.
    • Task/Ngohe:
      1. Use your knowledge of ecology to produce a poster explaining the impact of humans on the ecosystem.
      2. Work in pairs.
      3. Use CHS Junior Science Content > Year 10 Science > Ecology > 5. Impact of Humans on Education Perfect to start your research!
      4. Take pride in your work - it would be nice to put these on the wall!
  16. Impact of Humans 2

    • Continue with poster from Akoranga 15.
  17. Revision 1

    • Ngohe
      • Create a mind map of everything we have learned in this unit
      • Use an A4 page to do this
      • Put Ecology in the middle, with each section of learning around the outside.
        • MRS C GREN
        • Biotic & Abiotic Factors
        • Food Chain/Web
        • Community Relationships (producers, herbivores, consumers etc..)
        • Adaptations & Niche
        • Decomposers
        • Carbon Cycle
        • Impact of Humans
  18. Revision 2

  19. Revision 3

    • Ngā Ngohe:
      • Complete revision 1 and revision 2 tasks
      • Complete all incomplete notes
      • Review all material on Google Classroom
      • Review vocabulary on Quizlet
  20. Test

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